- The people came in droves to help the land and the man who had defended
it for so long, dedicating his life to ridding it of the evil Liches,
Lathiari and Kyrnia. They
came because he called. Because he believed. Because that helped them
to believe too.
was a humble man. And it can't be denied that he was a follower of the
virtues if ever there was one. Men such
as this don't die in their beds, coughing and wheezing as age tears them
apart from the inside. It is only fair that a man like this should die
as he lived, in glory.
And he did. Rumors say that he knew his death was
imminent. Should he have failed, that would have been assured. The Liches
would have gladly ripped this man limb from limb should he have failed
to destroy them. And probably everyone with him. But he could not let
that happen. A man such as Humbolt would have found a way to save all
with him, even if it meant his own sacrifice.
But of course, that's what he did anyway. He sacrificed
himself for the land. For the people. For the ideals of the virtues. Everything
that he held sacred. Remember this when you remember him. That he believed.
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Thursday, April